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The Library World Volume 33 Issue 4

New Library World

ISSN: 0307-4803

Article publication date: 1 September 1930



WE have urged constantly that, where the resources of libraries allow, readers should not be confined rigidly to one ticket plus a Student's ticket, but that a more generous approximation to a common American policy of allowing readers “as many as they like” should be kept in mind. We read in the Leeds annual report (1929–30) that “readers are now allowed two tickets on which any kind of book may be borrowed, and, in addition, students' tickets up to a maximum of six, on which only non‐fiction may be issued.” The rule has been in operation only since January 1st this year and therefore, since the report concludes with March 31st, too recently to show the results ; but in the year the increase in the central and branch lending issues was roughly ten per cent., so the sudden ticket generosity has not resulted in overwhelming demands.


(1930), "The Library World Volume 33 Issue 4", New Library World, Vol. 33 No. 4, pp. 112-136.




Copyright © 1930, MCB UP Limited

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